Location, Location, Location
One of Channel 4’s best rating shows, premier property professionals, Phil Spencer and Kirsty Allsopp are back for more series of the hugely popular Location, Location, Location. Armed with the house-hunters’ requirements, laptops and a surgical link to their mobile phones, Kirstie and Phil blitz the market looking for that perfect new place for prospective buyers. From auction houses and agents, to websites and word-of-mouth – they leave no stone unturned in their quest for the best
Episode 1 – South Hertfordshire
This week, we’re house hunting for two young couples who have fallen for Hertfordshire’s many charms.
Martine Wright and Nick Wiltshire met in 2003 and are getting married in just two month’s time. But for Martine, walking up the aisle will be special in more ways than one.
Episode 2 – Merseyside
This week’s search straddles opposite banks of the famous River Mersey. We’ve got two medics looking for a first time buy in Liverpool- and a fancy dress shop owner with designs on a family home in the Wirral.
Gary Wakefield and wife Nicky don’t try to disguise themselves- they admit they are the fussiest househunters in the country. After 18 months of searching for their dream home, they really need a reality check from Britain’s premier property duo.
Episode 3 – Kent & Sussex
This week Phil and Kirstie are concentrating their efforts in Kent and Sussex
With 2 couples trying to achieve the perfect blend of commute to the capital and countryside living
First up are Patrick and Charley Tomlinson – after years of being shoved from pillar to post, army wife Charley Tomlinson is finally getting it her way. Her husband, Colonel Patrick Tomlinson has agreed to pack up his kit bag for the last time and take a job on Civvy Street.
Episode 4 – Midlothian
This week, we’re in Scotland, helping two sets of house hunters find their way through the highs and lows of Edinburgh’s competitive property market.
Professional rugby player Matt and girlfriend Amy have been giving the property market a try for over a year- but so far, have failed to score. They’ve viewed over a hundred properties- but sometimes, picky WAG Amy, hasn’t even made it over the front door.
Episode 5 – Windsor
This week Kirstie and Phil are in Windsor – with two sets of well-travelled first time buyers.
Englishman Paul and his American bride Alissa are on the hunt for the marital home. But after three months of searching, they’ve realised no matter how hard they wish- the fairytale property doesn’t seem to appear.
It’s up to Kirstie and Phil to come through with a happy ending- but Alissa may as well be after a castle. When it comes to house, she’s used to super-sized and stateside- and their £300 thousand budget signals the end of the wedding bells- and the start of the alarm bells for Kirstie and Phil.
Episode 6 – Aberdeen
This week Kirstie and Phil are bringing all their energy to bear on Europe’s oil capital- Aberdeen. And with the oil business keeping property prices up in the city, they need to move fast.
Newlyweds Emma and Mike are bursting to move on and up. They’ve outgrown their one-bedroom city flat- but have far from outgrown the city centre lifestyle. They say they want bigger and better- but so far their search hasn’t moved much beyond window shopping. These two have yet to do a single viewing- and with little idea of what their money really buys them, it’s up to Phil to make sure Mike gets to carry Emma over their very own threshold.
Episode 7 – Oxford shire
This week, we’re in Oxfordshire with a pair of top guns; Para major Chris and RAF pilot Nikki- and it’s a case of who dares wins. And a couple who’ve been circling the Oxford property market for over 3 years. 2 couples desperate for a dream home in ONE incredibly desirable location.
Our first set of house-hunters are the closest thing to all action heroes Phil and Kirstie have ever had. Chris Allen, a major in the parachute artillery locked onto his love target Nikki, 4 years ago. She was on a fast jet course at his army base and is now a pilot with the RAF. Still in need of a challenge or two they’ve decided their next mission should be in property – but not just any old house. This thrill seeking couple of go getters have set their sights on a full on rural renovation. And does this sort of thing faze them? Of course not – especially when they have the property elite force on the case!
Episode 8 – Derbyshire
This week Phil and Kirstie are searching in Derbyshire, where their first couple Bryone & Daniel Burton have moved to from London, along with daughter Ruby. They’re looking for the perfect property in The Peak District, an area so beautiful that it has seduced this thoroughly urban couple away from the bright lights of the city.
But they’re not just looking for a home for their growing family – Bryone also wants to start a new business in holiday letting. So their budget of £400k to buy a home with potential to expand, in one of Britain’s most popular areas, is really not going to go that far. Add to the long list; proximity to Daniel’s work, outbuildings for holiday lets, a rural location and a four bedroom home and this might be the search that finishes Kirstie and Phil off.
Episode 9 – Cheltenham & Gloucester
This week, Kirstie and Phil come to the rescue of two couples in Gloucestershire. They’re looking to make some momentous life changes- and desperately need the homes to match.
Cosmopolitan couple Mel and Jon have lived in cities all over the world and now want to settle into rural life in the Cotswolds. But that’s not the only change- they’re trying to adopt a child, so are looking to future proof with the ideal family home. Jon loves modern, clean, open plan houses, whereas Mel dreams of an older property filled with character, and a large garden where she can raise chickens. But whose dreams will win?
Episode 10 – Buckinghamshire
This week, love and war in Buckinghamshire as two couples battle to find their perfect palace.
Just a stone’s throw from London, Buckinghamshire is the ideal location for two couples trying to combine high flying careers in the City, with the peace and quiet of small town life for their young families. They’re after the dream- and Kirstie and Phil have to make it the reality.
First up are Shane and Annamarie Mugan who originally hail from the Emerald Isle. Two years ago, they started renting in Buckinghamshire with their sons Charlie and William. With an easy commute to Shane’s work in London, and the appeal of great schools for their boys, they’re loving the country life. And now they want their own home in the Home Counties.